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N Scale - Micro-Trains Special Run - NSC 02-38 - Boxcar, Steel, 50 Foot, Single Plug Door - United Heritage Lines - 2002

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N Scale - Micro-Trains Special Run - NSC 02-38 - Boxcar, Steel, 50 Foot, Single Plug Door - United Heritage Lines - 2002


Production Type Special Run
Stock Number NSC 02-38
Brand Micro-Trains Special Run
Commissioned By Lowell Smith
Manufacturer Micro-Trains Line
Body Style Micro-Trains Boxcar Steel 50 Foot Single Plug Door
Prototype Description Boxcar, Steel, 50 Foot, Single Plug Door
Road or Company Name United Heritage Lines (Details)
Reporting Marks UHL
Road or Reporting Number 2002
Paint Color(s) Mustard Yellow with a silver roof and brown ends
Coupler Type MT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Wheel Type Injection Molded Plastic
Wheel Profile Standard
Body Material Plastic
Release Date 2002-01-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Boxcar
Model Subtype 50 Foot
Model Variety Steel, Single Plug Door
Scale 1/160


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Specific Item Information: Bearing an image of United Heritage's headquarters building on one of the car body sides, sixty-five of these promotional models were made available for public purchase.

Manufacturer Information:
Micro-Trains Line split off from Kadee Quality Products in 1990. Kadee Quality Products originally got involved in N-Scale by producing a scaled-down version of their successful HO Magne-Matic knuckle coupler system. This coupler was superior to the ubiquitous 'Rapido' style coupler due to two primary factors: superior realistic appearance and the ability to automatically uncouple when stopped over a magnet embedded in a section of track. The success of these couplers in N-Scale quickly translated to the production of trucks, wheels and in 1972 a release of ready-to-run box cars.

Micro-Trains Line Co. split off from Kadee in 1990 to form a completely independent company. For this reason, products from this company can appear with labels from both enterprises. Due to the nature of production idiosyncrasies and various random factors, the rolling stock from Micro-Trains can have all sorts of interesting variations in both their packaging as well as the products themselves. When acquiring an MTL product it is very important to understand these important production variations that can greatly enhance (or decrease) the value of your purchase.

Commissioner Information: Desiring to bring a creative and artistic approach to model railroad cars, Lowell Smith Signature Series was born in 1994. The first special run car commemorated the Sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) of the Golden Spike - "Wedding of the Rails". Since 1994, Lowell Smith Signature Series has continued to produce over one hundred and thirty-five unique cars or train locomotives to date.

A native of Portland, Oregon, Lowell Smith married his church choir sweetheart Barb in 1978. After a lifetime of rail-fanning, Lowell and Barb ventured out in 1992 to launch a new business in Portland, Oregon.
Following Lowell's passion of model trains, The Hobby Smith was built to be the community center for model railroaders - operators and collectors alike. Located in the Hollywood District of Portland, The Hobby Smith was the place to learn and to enjoy the camaraderie of others with the same passion.


Item created by: nscalemodeler160 on 2016-04-14 08:32:16. Last edited by gdm on 2018-02-24 12:19:02

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